Engineering Merit Badge Clinic


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Press release submitted by city of Davenport



Engineering Merit Badge Clinic
Saturday, February 23, 2013

The City of Davenport Public Works and the Rock Island Post of the Society of American Military Engineers is pleased to host an Engineering Merit Badge Clinic on Saturday, February 23rd at the Davenport Public Works Center, 1200 East 46th Street.
The groups are hosting the event to develop and support youth recognition of the need for engineering professionals. Registered Boy Scouts will have an opportunity during the day long event to explore various engineering professions; from civil and traffic control engineering, to electrical and structural engineering. Attendees to this year's clinic will participate in a tabletop exercise and learn about the role engineers play in emergency management and follow the processes and tools used to construct a street, from survey and soil testing to quality control and final acceptance.
Roger Perk, engineer with the Rock Island Corps of Engineers and member of the Society of American Military Engineers, stated...."This is a wonderful opportunity for professional engineers to share their knowledge and experience with a group of young people, like the Boy Scouts, that have shown their dedication to learning and leadership. We feel very fortunate to be able to work with the City of Davenport's Public Works Department and the Boy Scouts to be able to highlight the influence that engineering has on all of our lives."
Robbin Dunn, Public Works Program Coordinator added, "Public Works represents the programs and services that protect the health and safety of our citizens and our community's environment. Many don't realize the engineering that goes into providing these services and systems or how sound engineering practices ensure quality of life and public safety."
For more information please contact Roger Perk at 794-5227 or Robbin Dunn 327-5159.

















 



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